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I am applying for licensure in NJ state. These are the things I accomplished:
1.) BON application forms and payment - done
2.) TOEFL - done
3.) CGFNS - CES Report - STATUS: report issued but waiting on English
I got my TOEFL result few days ago. Now, I am not sure what is the next step to take. How long will it take for CGFNS to submit my CES report with English Proficiency Result to BON? Is it ok to register to Pearson vue now?
Please help me. Thank you so much in advance.:heartbeat
UPDATE!!! NJ is not as bad as I thought or what everyone says...sent my application in on Jan 8th and got my ATT today!! Scheduled my test so the countdown begins NOW!!! NCLEX HERE I COME
Thank you ms.minchin and silverdragon102 for your replies. My fiance called the BON about this and according to them, they can consider my application and I can take the NCLEX without SSN, but I will only be able to get my license once I have provided my SSN.. which is enough for me. Thanks again. God bless!
Hi everyone! Can anyone help me please in filling-up these questions on the application form? Because I'm not that sure about my answer.
*Citizenship/Immigration Status? There are only 3 choices: U.S. citizen, Alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in U.S. and Other immigration status
I am a Filipina, and I'm expecting to be in NJ this year through fiancee visa, not yet a LPR.
*Do you currently hold, or have you ever held, a professional license or certificate of any kind in NJ, any other state, the District of Columbia or in any jurisdiction? Yes or No?
I only have a license in Philippines.
Please help me. Thank you.
If you do not have a SSN then you just leave it blank, you could always submit a letter to the BON with your application stating you will inform them on your SSN once you have one issued. For CES you do not need a SSN and many International nurses (myself included) have had CES done and do not have a SSN
I am a BSN in India. I will be emigrating to the US in about 4 months. I was thinking of getting my CES done while i am still here in India so that it will be easier for me to follow up with my college on sending the required documents that need to be sent to CGFNS.
My husband is trying to submit an application to obtain a NJ license and their application form requires an SSN. Since i do not live in the US now, i do not have an SSN.....Can i leave that field blank and provide one later? the customer service folks i tried to reach out to are not timely with their responses. So i thought someone here with a similar experience could help. There is also one page in the application packet called the 'affidavit' that i will need to sign in front of a notary. What do i do with that if i an not in the US? now the obvious option would be to wait till I emigrate to the US...but then i really want to get my CES evaluation initiated when i am in India..what if they evaluate and forward the results to NJ BON and they dont have an application from me...hence my need to put in an application at NJ BON before i reach there....
any help would be appreciated!
Good news! I went to the nj bon in newark today just to ask if they already accept IELTS instead of TOEFL and she said i can take either toefl, ielts or toeic. I took the toefl before and I got 88 but i only got 23 from speaking so i guess i will try ielts because a lot of people saying its much easier and cheaper.. They also said that I can take the NCLEX even though I still don't have my green card and once i have it thats the time they're going to give me my license.
These are the summary of questions that I sent to NJ BON using the email addresses that they provided at downloadable forms but yahoomail sent a reply stating that emails provided does not exist. Can anyone help figure this out for me? I have a non-immigrant visa (petitioned by fiance) but still here in Philippines hoping to complete my requirements before I go to NJ. Please help I don't know how to start. By the way, a nurse friend told me that I won't be needing CES anymore since my visa is (K-1 fiancee visa), i just need to pass NCLEX.
*SUMMARY OF QUESTIONS:
1. Does NJ have a Program Verification Form for nursing school where I graduated (and where can I find/download) and what are the other requirements to be included in the mail to be sent by my nursing school.
2. Does my primary/secondary school also need to fill up a form and send some requirements to NJ Board of Nursing or not needed?
3. What are the forms that need to be notarized? Just the Affidavit? or Certification too?
4. Should I be fingerprinted again even if I already had my fingerprint card sent after November 2003 when I took my NCLEX-RN in California State?
5. I don’t have U.S. SSS number, can I take the exam?
PLEASE HELP. Thank you very much.
@Inezita hi, same exact thing happened to me. I just want to ask what did u do to fix this problem? Did cgfns ever picked it up from the post office? Or did usps redeliver it?Pls reply asap coz they only gave me 5days or my credentials will be send back to the Phil. And I only got a month left to submit my papers thank you so much!!!!
Then you need to have the school send the documents not give you a sealed copy. I'm not an internationally educated nurse so I have not had to personally deal with CFGNS. Perhaps you can pay for the school to send the documents via trackable source like Fed Ex.
It can be considered fraudulent if you write the school's address on the envelope and send it yourself. You may be questioned if you send the documents within the US yet complete the return address from overseas...
The board of nursing in NJ is becoming more stringent with applications for nursing license by examination and endorsement. As of earlier this year they will no longer accept PN programs completed in countries that do not recognize a LPN license (such as the Filipino practical nursing programs since LPN is not a credential recognized in the Philippines).
Don't put the school name, put your own name. Especially since you will be including transcripts from two different schools, it may be construed as trying to be deceptive. If your transcripts are officially sealed by the school (often a wax seal on the envelope flap to show evidence of tampering) then there is no reason to not put your own name on the sender. Fed Ex may give you a difficult time in this day & age of fraudulent transactions if you attempt to send as a school when you are not a representative of a school.
I am not sure how it works when authorising someone else as I did all mine from the UK. I would image it would work but I can't say for definite
Just follow links for endorsement. We have links for all US nursing boards at the bottom of the page. New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Board of Nursing
Let me start of by saying that I intend to make this a thread to help others (more on Filipinos but can be used as a general guide) who want to pursue their nursing career abroad, specifically the United States, and need an unofficial guide. We can turn this into a one stop thread so others don't end up shooting in the dark when applying for licensure by examination.
Disclaimer: I am not an expert nor do I work for/represent CGFNS. I am writing this guide through experience and it may or may not contain all of the information needed. Use this only as a reference since I will not be held responsible for any mishaps this may ultimately cause. With that said, let's start it off!
Before you consider choosing the state where you intend to practice make sure you do a little research on the requirements since every state has their own rules and guidelines. Also, keep in mind that most of the states to date require a SSN so even if you are approved for the CES you may not be able to continue to apply to that state.
CERTIFICATION EVALUATION SERVICE
The CES is intended to analyze your credentials and see if they are up to par with the standards in the United States.
Application for the CES starts here:
THE APPLICATION FORM
The first step in applying for the CES, assuming you've already chosen the state you wish to apply to, is to fill up either there application online or printed of the internet. The application itself contains your basic information like name, address, schools attended (primary - elementary/middle school, secondary - high school, and post-secondary - college/university), license, and etc. You will also be required to create a login account and make sure you use your main e-mail account just to be sure that you receive all of their e-mails.
Once you've gone through inputting your information you will then reach the part where you choose your service. Assuming you've done your research, this is where you apply what you've learned about the your state's requirements in choosing the specific service you want to avail. For instance, Virginia is a state that requires the CES Professional Report. Most of us will opt for the Professional report since we've already completed our BSN and are looking for a license. If you're still not aware what your state requires then click here to view each state's required service.
The fees for the service can be easily accessed by clicking here. The basic fee for the CES will be $335 and you can opt for the expedited service which promises a report within 10 business days assuming all of your requirements are submitted and complete for an extra $150. An extra payment will also be needed if your state requires an English exam. After the payment has been received you will then be assigned a CGFNS ID which I suggest you memorize since you will need it when filling out forms and when inquiring about your application
When the fees have been submitted you will then be directed to the forms, which can also be accessed by clicking here. If you are applying for yourself and currently hold a license in the Philippines then you will need to worry about 2 forms.
Request for Academic Records / Transcripts form
- This form will be submitted to your college/university where you graduated from. The first part will be filled out by you while the second and third part will be filled out by both the registrar and/or your dean/secretary of your college. You will also need to request for an official transcript from the registrar which will then be submitted along with the filled out form to CGFNS. The forms will need to be mailed by the school and make sure it is in an officially sealed and stamped enveloped.
Request for Validation of License/Registration/Diploma form
- This form will be submitted to PRC. Visit any of the PRC offices to have this filled out. Like the previous form, this form needs to be mailed by PRC in an officially sealed and stamped enveloped. Keep in mind this is only submitted IF YOU HAVE A LICENSE. IF you do not have one for any reason then DO NOT submit this form and make sure you provided a VALID explanation in your application.
Authorization to Release Information form
- If, for some reason, you have a third party to represent you then this form will be needed to give that person the authority to access and make changes to your account.
While waiting for your forms to be mailed since we can safely assume that in most cases it will take a couple of days for your university or prc to complete you can take this time to photocopy your high school diploma which you in turn will send directly to PRC. This is the ONLY time you will ever mail anything to them directly. It's optional but you can also include a cover letter to formally introduce and give whoever is receiving your document a run down of your information.
Once everything has been submitted you can visit the order status page to check the progress of your report by logging on here. Nowadays CGFNS has been quick to complete the reports specially if you've opted for the expedite service. The whole process will ultimately depend on how soon they receive their documents and their completeness.
Here is an example of the order status page and their checklist:
PAYMENT IN FULL
SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA
LICENSE VALIDATION FORM
TRANSCRIPT VALIDATION FORM
PASSING ENGLISH SCORE
CGFNS will send you an E-Mail when they receive the required documents and in turn will also change the status on this page. Assuming you've completed the application correctly and paid in full then the first 3 will be checked off.
Please be patient and give CGFNS enough time to both receive the documents and review them as well. It can take a minimum of 4 weeks to 4 months depending on how smoothly everything goes and/or how lucky you are. Personally, mine only took less than 4 weeks for my report to be mailed to my state.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION (I will add more to this section later on)
Please visit the CES FAQ.
What if I don't have a license in the Philippines?
That is totally fine. There is a part in the application where it asks for your license and if you choose no then you can provide an explanation why you currently do not hold one. Personally, I do not hold a license in the Philippines mainly due to citizenship issues.
How can I take the English exam?
Please visit TOEFL for further information on how to take the exam.
Can I be exempted from the English exam?
Yes. You can be exempted from the english exam assuming that you've held a job in the United States for a year (customer service, retail, sales, etc), your primary language in your university was English, and/or if you've attended school here in the United States.
That's it for now! I'll edit this further in the future and PLEASE IF YOU HAVE MORE TO CONTRIBUTE THEN PLEASE DO SO!
Yes, apparently typing in all caps can sometimes get the point across .
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